Exhibition Design

Learn how to design successful cultural and commercial exhibitions
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  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
    Other: 14 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

The 42 video lectures of this course will teach you the steps you need to take in order to design a successful exhibition.

Maybe you are asking yourself...what does 'successful' mean? That is a great question and finding the right answer is the most important part of the design process. Considering the three most important factors in exhibition design – the client, the audience and the venue – success can be translated by creating a 3D story that conveys your client's brand values, in an easy-to-understand, yet exciting way for the target audience, while using the venue's architecture at its best.

If you are interested in strategic thinking, then this course is for you! You will learn how to identify and use patterns, and how to design an exhibition, effectively employing graphics, lights, sound, film & multimedia devices. Every chapter includes case studies that reveal the differences between cultural and commercial exhibitions, helping you find the right strategy for your own project.

What are the requirements?

  • It is helpful but not mandatory to have basic knowledge of museum education, theories of space, marketing and branding.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to create and implement an exhibition design strategy.
  • If you intend to become an exhibition designer, you will learn the process behind designing an exhibition: researching the client, the audience and the venue, finding the right idea, using graphics, lights, sound, film and multimedia devices in order to convey the key messages of the exhibition.
  • If you intend to outsource your exhibition project to a designer, you will learn how to write a brief and will understand design terms. Learning about the design process, you will improve the communication process with your designer.

What is the target audience?

  • aspiring exhibition designers
  • business owners who want to learn how to design their stands at trade fairs
  • branding specialists interested in creating brand experiences
  • curators
  • art gallery owners
  • artists
  • aspiring retail designers

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Curriculum

Welcome! (target, structure, goals)
Preview
04:49
Section 1: INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION DESIGN
What does an exhibition designer do?
Preview
03:06
History of exhibition making. Cultural exhibitions
14:39
History of exhibition making. Commercial exhibitions
09:31
Section 2: THE BRIEF
How to write and interpret a brief
07:14
Now you have the brief. What's next?
00:54
Section 3: RESEARCH THE CLIENT, THE AUDIENCE & THE VENUE
Research. The client
02:30
Research. The audience
08:12
Research. The venue
07:17
Section 4: WHAT'S YOUR EXHIBITION STRATEGY?
Train your creativity
Preview
05:43
Crossmedia or transmedia?
05:42
Visiting paths
07:12
Make it happen!
00:28
Section 5: SPACE
Avoid blockages
02:43
Create a visitor-friendly space
02:59
Grab your visitors' attention
07:30
Section 6: GRAPHICS
Visual communication
01:30
Scale, clarity & consistency
05:20
Graphics for museum galleries
04:49
Graphics for trade shows
05:34
Printing & mounting techniques
06:32
Section 7: LIGHTING
Light & the human eye
03:25
Light & the exhibits
03:12
Types of lighting
03:39
Lighting devices
08:03
Section 8: SOUND, FILM & MULTIMEDIA
Why use them in your exhibition design?
03:32
Sound
04:00
Film
02:44
Multimedia devices
11:59
Section 9: MATERIALS
The most commonly-used materials
02:54
How to choose what's right for your exhibition
06:14
Section 10: BUDGET
How to manage your budget
04:20
Section 11: EXHIBITIONS FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS
Exhibition design & education
04:18
What do children & teenagers want?
03:37
Exhibitions & young people
05:32
Section 12: TECHNICAL DRAWING
What should the drawings include?
03:24
Terminology
06:39
CAD software
01:36
Section 13: WORKING WITH CONTRACTORS
Who are they & how do you choose them?
03:29
Section 14: DON'T FORGET TO...
The checklist
04:53
Section 15: EVALUATION
The follow-up
01:46
Section 16: FINAL THOUGHTS
Innovation. Ethics. Advice.
05:00
Section 17: DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
Further reading
3 pages
Hyperlinks collection
1 page
Photo credits - images used throughout the course
9 pages
Photo credits - course image
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Raluca Dumitrescu, Communications Specialist

Raluca Dumitrescu is a communications specialist, passionate about museum education, urbanism, and the ways in which social interaction shapes the living space. Her professional experience revolves around advertising and PR in the cultural field, and at the moment she is specializing in exhibition design.

She is a graduate of the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) with a MA degree in Comparative Arts and Media Studies. Her Master's Thesis, Exploring the Relationship between Artworks, Multimedia and Visitors in Art Museums, investigated the outcome of using multimedia devices in museums, in order to bring art closer to a wide range of audiences.

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